Who: The Automotive Multimedia Interface Collaboration
What: A group created by automakers to create common standards to govern how electronic devices, such as computers and entertainment units, communicate with vehicles.
Members: Fiat, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, PSA Peugeot-Citroen, Renault, Toyota
Headquarters: Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
Why: Automakers were concerned that future electronic and multimedia devices would be incompatible with vehicles; that such devices could disrupt electronics that control safety systems; and that existing standards organizations would not move fast enough.